Round 5

Tuesday started with the National arbiters’ seminar, presented by Lecturer IA professor Tania Karalis and Assistant Lecturer IA Michalis Keramiotis. Mr. Panagiotis Nikolopoulos, Chief Arbiter of the World School Championships, welcomed the participants of the seminar and explained how important and necessary the arbiter’s role is in chess.

After the 5th round, 4 players still maintain their perfect 5 out of 5 wins. See, in detail, all the contenders for 1st place by age group.

U07: Elliot McCallum first with 5 in 5.
U09: First Thetas Rithmitha Kiringoda with 5 out of 5.
U11: Four-way tie with 4.5 out of 4 Baver Yilmaz, Danis Kuandykuly, Vlad Petroff and Philippos Oikonomopoulos with 4.5 out of 5.
U13: First with 5 out of 5 is Uygar Durucay.
U15: First and with an excellent performance (Performance: 2358!) with 4.5 out of 5 is Inayat Bolat.
U17: First with 4.5 out of 5 is FM Adar Tarhan.

G07: First with 4.5 out of 5 is Tsogtgerel Gerelt-Oyu.
G09: First with 5 out of 5 Alanna Berikkyzy.
G11: Daliya Diaskyzy and Batpelden Buyankhishig are tied for 1st place with 4.5 out of 5.
G13: Evangelia Siskou and Liennys Ferrer Naranjo are tied for 1st place with 4.5 out of 5.
G15: First with 4.5 out of 5 is Davaademberel Nandin – Erdene.
G17: WIM Amina Kairbekova and WFM Zeynep Ciftci are tied for 1st place with 4.5 out of 5.

A very nice smothered checkmate was put up by Garg Hriday against Rares Foral in the under 7 category.
Another very nice & classic checkmate idea – cooperation of Knight and Rook (Hook Mate) was nicely executed by Edward Jackson against Kiril Kostov

As for the Greek results, Filippos Oikonomopoulos (U11) and Evangelia Siskou (U13) are tied for first place with 4.5 out of 5.
Grigoris Tamiolakis (U09) also remains undefeated – tying for 3rd place in his category – with 4 out of 5, while in the first 10 places are Dimitris Papaioannou (U15 – 7th), Nikolas Poupalos (U15-10th), Marianda Lambou (G11 – 9th) with 3.5 out of 5 and Katerina Argyro Goutzouki (U15 – 7th) with 3 out of 5.

Katerina Goutzouki failed to take advantage of her best position and find the right continuation.

Find the correct move for White

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